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Computer Simulation for Nanotechnologists
A small leak will sink a great ship.
Molecular structures and dynamics are typically interesting on the nanometer scale. This is exactly the range, which nanotechnology occupies to enter new markets for industrial, medical and research enterprises since a few years.
Computer simulation performing classical molecular dynamics is able to examine problems on that scale exactly. The more powerful computer systems become, the bigger the possible range of molecular dynamics simulation will be in spatial and temporal dimensions.
Our experience in research with molecular dynamics of biological systems (see publications) allows us to expand our know-how towards nanotechnology.
Applications for issues in
Nano Particlesare particles measuring less than 100 nanometers (nm) - at least in one dimension. One nanometer is one part in a billion of one meter (10-9 m) or a millionth of a millimeter.
Already existing applications of nano particles are for example
Opportunities and threats of nanotechnology are discussed in a bigger context of risk management. A basic statement to the topic can be found at Swiss Re as PDF to download, 1.1MB.
We are discussing issues with other experts of risk assessment already. The need for fundamental risk models is proven, the scientific knowledge base of experiments is still weak. At all circumstances it shall be avoided that unexpected long-tail claims of applications of nanoparticles occur.
We are happy if we can have a preventive share in human health and in a sound environment.
If it happens in industry, research and development that you encounter complex physical-chemical problems in nanotechnology, it may be possible our xirrus simulation service can bring you further. Just contact us for further information without obligation.
Dr. Lukas Schuler
Dr. Lukas Schuler is scientist and owner of a didactic certificate of ETH Zürich. He simulated various lipid aggregates on a molecular level and significantly improved the available molecular model.
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